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The Europa League takes centre stage this evening with the round of 32 second leg ties featuring some enthralling fixtures.
We’ll update this story with reports, results and the latest Europa League highlights as the games are played.
One tie was completed on Wednesday, with Tottenham Hotspur beating Wolfsberger 4-0 to book their place in the last-16.
Rangers progressed to the next round after recording a 5-2 home victory over Royal Antwerp to complete a 9-5 aggregate success the following evening.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s second goal of the game secured a 3-2 win for Arsenal against Benfica to send them through to the last-16.
Manchester United drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad to progress 4-0 on aggregate, but Leicester City crashed out after losing 2-0 against Slavia Prague.
Villarreal, Molde, Granada, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax all made it to the next stage. Dynamo Kiev, AC Milan, Roma, Dinamo Zagreb, Young Boys and Olympiacos are also through.
Europa League Round of 32 Second-Leg Results
Wednesday, February 24
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Wolfsberger (agg 8-1)
Thursday, February 25
Arsenal 3-2 Benfica (4-3)
Rangers 5-2 Royal Antwerp (9-5)
Villarreal 2-1 RB Salzburg (4-1)
Hoffenheim 0-2 Molde (3-5)
Napoli 2-1 Granada (0-2)
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (3-0)
Ajax 2-1 Lille (4-2)
Club Brugge 0-1 Dynamo Kiev (1-2)
Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad (4-0)
AC Milan 1-1 Red Star Belgrade (3-3, Milan win on away goals)
Leicester City 0-2 Slavia Prague (0-2)
Roma 3-1 Braga (5-1)
Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Krasnodar (4-2)
Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Young Boys (3-6)
PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Olympiacos (4-5)
Europa League Highlights
Arsenal strike late to save their season against Benfica!
Saka and Aubameyang combine AGAIN when it matters most to put the Gunners ahead! pic.twitter.com/e9aazd58lR
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
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